Peter Romeo

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Wage-and-hour violations cost a regional chain $11.4M

Forty-unit Plaza Azteca acknowledged that it underpaid back-of-house staffers.


Restaurant groups turn to litigation to block new joint employer standard

A coalition of trade groups intends to ask for an injunction blocking adoption before Dec. 26, when the redefinition is scheduled to take force.

A travelers' advocacy group is accusing the multiconcept operation of violating truth-in-pricing rules and wants the surcharge dropped.

A beta version of the $5 food-safety training program needs to get rid of some bugs, says an expert on the topic. But its producers say the issue is politics, not a dispute over best practices.

The founder and longtime leader of the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance looks back on his 27-year quest to view inclusion as a business driver.

Restaurant Rewind: The 1,500-seat, $30 million-a-year landmark may have been the restaurant industry’s greatest value story.

Working Lunch: A McDonald's in Connecticut is already charging that much for a combo featuring the signature sandwich. Might that become the threshold in the industry's largest restaurant market?

Eating and drinking places lost about 7,500 jobs in October, according to the federal government, with hiring across all industries decelerating significantly. But the unemployment rate remained at 3.9%.

A bill passed Thursday by the City Council will require alerts to be posted on menus and menu boards next to items containing what officials determine to be excessive amounts of added sugar.

Reality Check: The industry's tendency to portray every legislative or regulatory proposal as a restaurant killer is getting very old. Couldn't we be adults and focus on the real effects, like less opportunity?

The rechristening is simultaneous with the purchase of 37 franchised Planet Fitness gyms.

While considering more virtual concepts, the diner chain plans to roll out a simplified bill of fare next week.

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